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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Art in the Pen 2018 (Thirsk) at Art in the Pen (Thirsk) 21st - 22nd July 2018 Mark Smith will be showing new work
Potfest in the Park 2018 at Potfest in the Park 27th - 29th July 2018 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
Handmade Edinburgh at Royal Botanic Garden - Edinburgh 10th - 12th August 2018 Mixed 3 day show over 80 talented designer-makers selling textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and more..
JQ open studios with Emily-Kriste Wilcox (POSTPONED) at JQ Open Studios 21st - 22nd July 2018 Emily-Kriste Wilcox will be a Guest Exhibitor at JQ open studios (POSTPONED UNTIL ADVISED OF NEW DATES)

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

Obituary: David Frank Eeles (1933-2015)

I was very sorry to hear from his family that David Eeles passed away on the 21st of September after a short illness. He had a long and productive life making pots and was in the workshop only two day before going into hospital.

The funeral will be next Thursday, 1st of October 2015. Anyone wanting more information please email: EelesFamily@aol.com

David Eeles trained at Willesden School of Arts & Crafts in London from 1947 until 1953, where he studied drawing & painting, architecture, anatomy, bookbinding, etching, engraving, lithography, lettering, terra cotta & ceramics. All of these studies have been useful in his long career as a potter.

David met his wife, Patricia in art school, where she was also studying, they were married in 1955. David started ”The Shepherds Well Pottery” on the site of the old shepherds well in the artists quarter of Hampstead London.

The pottery he was making at this time was traditional Slipware & tin glazed Majolica, fired to a temperature of 1100 degrees centigrade in an electric kiln. The decoration was drawn with liquid clay slips, coloured with metallic oxides like Iron, Manganese & Copper. The colours achieved were predominantly warm in tone. The first exhibition of work was held at the Heals Department store in London. Various shops & galleries in and around London were supplied with pottery between 1955 & 1961.

The family moved to Dorset in 1961 where they continue today.

Our deepest sympathy to Patricia and the family on their sad loss.

David Eeles 1960


Posted on September 28 2015 under News about Makers, News for Makers.